View Full Version : Legal Net music romps ahead of DVD, CD

tlr online
10-02-04, 13:45
Legal music downloads outsold some of their physical counterparts for the first time in January 2004, according to figures released today by trade organisation the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Last month, over 150,000 downloads were sold in the UK - measures as downloads from UK URLs to known UK IP addresses - with the launch of MyCokeMusic alone generating 50,000 sales in its first week online, outstripping vinyl, cassette and DVD sales, although CD singles still dominate the sales breakdown.

Tests of the UKs first official download chart are underway, and according to the Official Chart Company, plans to integrate downloads into its singles chart are expected to follow later this year. The news comes at a point of mixed fortunes for the British music industry. While album sales in the UK continue to grow, downloads, both illegal and legal, have taken a bite out of the singles market. In 2003, unit shipments were down 30.7 per cent to 36.4 million and value was down 33.6 per cent to 64.4 million compared with 2002.

www.theregister.co.uk (http://www.theregister.co.uk)

tlr online
10-02-04, 13:46
This comes a day after Disney announced a partnership with Micro$oft for a new digital security wrapper enabling internet users to download Disney movies via the net. Legally.

It's just incredible how fast the internet is growing...

Capt. Murphy
10-02-04, 14:03
Oh how I long for the day that arcade games will be done this way. Buy a PCB?.... Phooey! :mad:

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif Well, there is Star Roms.

10-02-04, 14:58
Everyone thinks that legal music sharing is a bad thing...I think it's great...but I won't participate until the prices come down, and they will because with so many businesses starting up, there will be the inevitable competition for file quality and price. I'm waiting for 320Kbps AAC encoded mp3s @ .50/each http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif